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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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A strong crimson ale aged in Woodcut barrels innoculated with a house brettanomyces strain.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2012
This beer is really good its smoothe and not very hoppy that goes along with the style

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
750 thanks to Sparky. Big malty caramel nose. No sour for me here - via description. But apricots and oak. Some banana. Brown sugar sweetness. Nice carbonation. Nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a deep, clear amber with just a little bit of plum coloring and a huge, rocky, frothy off-white head that leaves some spots of lace. The aroma doesn’t have much sourness, but a lot of oak and sweet malts, with some dark and dried fruits (plums, figs), brown sugar, winter spices, and booze. The flavor is equally oaky, sweet, and boozy, and has a long note that comes across as one of those spiced booze cakes you’d get around Christmas. The sourness is minimal, and comes across as berry-like tartness. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation on the palate and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. As a sour it’s mild, but as anything else it’s pretty intense.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
C&C 750ml bottle I picked up in STL. Pours deeply hazed amberish brown large off-white head. Aromas of some funk, dark fruits, wood, and sweet malts. Flavors oak, toasted malts, dark fruits, floral, and fair amount and brett. Was expecting something offensive based on some of the reviews, but this is an interesting beer. Definitely has that brett presence but has the backbone of an oak aged american strong ale of sorts. Carbonation and body is thicker than most sours. Worth a shot in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2012
750 ml. bottle- Pours murky reddish brown with a nice creamy tan head and nice lacework. Aorma is wood, slight tart and funk, maybe some dark fruits, brown sugar. The taste is much more tart than the aroma, funky, raisins, cherries, odd beer, but very good and complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Dark orange brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of some funk and some herbs and floral notes. Some sweet and tart fruitness but overall is pretty bland.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Thick frothy head. Hmmm...I think I want more time in the barrel on this one. Dry finish, caramelized notes, some musty notes, slight lemon, sweet (maybe vanilla?) notes. Rather flat and lifeless for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orangish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of orange, pine, herbs, mint, and oak. Flavor of orange, brett, herbs, grass, oak, and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a nice ruby/mahogany, thin lines of beading below a thick dollop of off white head. Average lacing. Smells tasty. Fresh caramel, some rye bits, dark sweet fruits, juicy grapefruit, a touch of spicy funk. Nice smelling beer. Wow... WAY more of a punch than I was anticipating. The brett has taken control of this beer. Dry funky punch followed by tart fruits, a bit of citrus, dark malts. Surprising but tasty nonetheless. Certainly an interesting concept of a beer. I’d say give it a shot if you’re on the fence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1221) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a deep crimson red with a huge rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a bit subdued - wood and vanilla with some sweet tart fruits. Some brett comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some bretty tart fruits and floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I like it. Similar to Hiveranno but not as good.


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